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Next week Pope Francis will visit Myanmar, where he risks either compromising his moral authority or putting in danger the Christians of that country. I... [Read More]
Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego criticized both extremes in the fight over religious freedom and called for public consensus based on solidarity to heal... [Read More]
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"Christ wishes to break down the walls created by the evils of racism," Bishop George Murry of Youngstown told the U.S. Catholic bishops who are... [Read More]
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(RNS) — Scripture tells us that they will know that we are Christians by our love (John 13:35), but the media tells us that they will... [Read More]
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When I worked as a lobbyist for tax reform in the 1970s, I wasn't able to get churches to support it. The tax system was... [Read More]
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Churches are reluctant to get involved in tax reform because it is complicated and they fear the impact of reform on themselves and their donors.... [Read More]
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A hundred years ago, Catholics were not interested in celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, except to remember how a bunch of reformers... [Read More]
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(RNS) — Ecumenism did so much during the last century to heal the divisions among Christians. (COMMENTARY) [Read More]
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As children dress up as witches for Halloween, we are reminded that... [Read More]
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Major papal documents often get limited media coverage when they first appear and later are forgotten except by scholars and church leaders. The really important... [Read More]
The document encouraged the church to meet people where they are and then accompany them on their journey toward God. But who is going to... [Read More]
Coverage of religion, ethics and spirituality from around the globe... [Read More]
(RNS) Pope Francis is not afraid of open discussion in the church. Well, he got it. [Read More]
From a Catholic perspective, the controversy over kneeling during the national anthem is strange. [Read More]
'The Vatican is injuring itself by not being more forthcoming in handling accusations of child abuse against one of its diplomats,' writes Tom Reese. [Read More]
Nothing unites the bishops more than being attacked from the outside. And if there was ever any doubt about the bishops' campaign for immigration reform,... [Read More]
In attacking the U.S. Catholic bishops, Steve Bannon is giving their call for immigration reform the kind of publicity they seem incapable of getting themselves. [Read More]
Over its 2,000-year history, the Catholic liturgy has constantly changed in response to new situations and cultures. Like the software we all use, it must... [Read More]
This week I am looking forward to the annual meeting of the Religion News Association (Sept. 7-9) in Nashville, where I hope to see old... [Read More]
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